9780131955448

Speech Communication Made Simple

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131955448

  • ISBN10:

    0131955446

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/10/2006
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL

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Summary

Speech Communication Made Simple, 3rd Edition, by Paulette Dale and James C. Wolfe, is a practical course that motivates advanced students to speak confidently and effectively. With its lighthearted and engaging self-help book approach, the text helps students acquire speech communication and listening skills that they can apply immediately and throughout their lives.

 

Features:

  • comprehensive coverage of the speech-writing process
  • expanded section on effective use of eye contact, posture, gestures, and voice
  • various types of presentation — from impromptu to persuasive
  • pronunciation and listening tips

 

New to this edition:

  • new chapters on how to access and use different media, including the Internet for research and PowerPoint for visual aids
  • new interactive, communicative activities and exercises

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgments ix
Introduction x
Developing Self-Confidence
1(24)
Presentation Anxiety
1(3)
Speech 1: Self-Introduction
4(6)
Method A: Picture Story
5(2)
Method B: The Old Bag Speech
7(1)
Method C: Speech Preparation Worksheet
8(1)
After the Speech
9(1)
Speech 2: A Personal Experience
10(5)
Speech 3: A Meaningful Object
15(3)
Speech 4: A Specific Fear
18(2)
Speech 5: A Personal Opinion Speech
20(3)
Pronunciation Tip: Sentence Stress
23(2)
Delivering Your Message
25(17)
Posture Talks
26(2)
Look Them in the Eye
28(1)
Facial Expressions and Gestures
29(3)
Different Modes of Speech Delivery
32(1)
Effective Use of Notes
33(2)
Are You Asking Me or Telling Me?
35(1)
Discard Those Disclaimers and Apologies
36(1)
Silence is Golden
36(2)
Write for the Ear
38(1)
Practice Makes Perfect
39(1)
Pronunciation Tip: Intonation
40(2)
Putting Your Speech Together
42(19)
Preparing the Speech
42(4)
Outlines
46(7)
Transitions
53(7)
Pronunciation Tip: Ending: -ed
60(1)
Speaking to Inform
61(28)
Preparing for the Informative Speech
61(20)
Analyzing Your Audience
62(3)
Choosing Your Topic
65(1)
Narrowing Your Topic
66(3)
Gathering Information
69(3)
Preparing Visual Aids
72(2)
Organizing Your Speech
74(7)
Outlining an Informative Speech
81(5)
Actual Sample Speech
83(3)
Informative Speech Preparation Worksheet
86(1)
Informative Speech Preparation Checklist
87(1)
Pronunciation Tip: [o] and [d]
88(1)
Using Dynamic Visual Aids
89(14)
General Guidelines
89(2)
No-Tech Visual Aids
91(3)
Low-Tech Visual Aids
94(2)
Hi-Tech Visual Aids
96(1)
Creating Great PowerPoint Slides
97(3)
Tips for Using PowerPoint
100(1)
Pronunciation Tip: Consonant Clusters
101(2)
Using the Internet
103(16)
Search Engines
104(1)
Meta-Search Engines
104(1)
Understanding URL Extensions
104(5)
Subject Search
109(1)
Keyword Search
110(1)
Phrase Search
110(3)
Evaluate a Website
113(2)
A Word About Plagiarism
115(1)
Citing Internet Sources
115(2)
Pronunciation Tip: Syllable Stress in Compound Nouns
117(2)
Speaking to Persuade
119(27)
Preparing for the Persuasive Speech
121(21)
Choosing Your Topic
122(2)
Determining Your Specific Purpose
124(3)
Analyzing Your Audience
127(2)
Gathering Information
129(1)
Preparing Visual Aids
130(1)
Organizing Your Speech
131(5)
Sample Persuasive Speech
136(6)
Persuasive Speech Preparation Worksheet
142(2)
Persuasive Speech Preparation Checklist
144(1)
Pronunciation Tip: Stress in Noun/Verb Pairs
144(2)
Listening
146(19)
Listening Self-Evaluation
147(2)
Bad Listening Habits and Their Cures
149(5)
Listening Exercises
Comprehend Main Ideas and Details
154(2)
Take Notes: Outline Main Ideas and Supporting Details
156(3)
Distinguish Between Facts, Opinions, and Inferences
159(3)
Get the Gist
162(1)
Evaluate What You Hear
162(1)
Follow Oral Directions
163(1)
Pronunciation Tip: Linking
164(1)
Participating in Group Discussions
165(16)
Brainstorming
166(1)
Path to Successful Problem Solving for Group Discussions
167(5)
Path to Being an Effective Group Leader
172(2)
Path to Being a Responsible Group Member
174(3)
Group Discussion Worksheet
177(2)
Group Leader Worksheet
179(1)
Pronunciation Tip: Final Consonants
180(1)
Understanding Interpersonal Communication
181(15)
Avoiding Miscommunications
183(1)
Clarifying the Speaker's Intentions
184(1)
Jumping to Conclusions and Making Assumptions
185(1)
The Inference-Observation Confusion
186(2)
Interpersonal Communication Styles
188(3)
Direct and Indirect Communication Styles
191(3)
Pronunciation Tip: [s], [t], and [θ]
194(2)
Understanding Intercultural Communication
196(13)
Ethnocentricity
198(1)
Stereotypes
199(2)
Color Symbolism Across Cultures
201(1)
Cultural Differences in Communication
202(1)
Nonverbal Communication
203(2)
Culture Conflict
205(1)
Culture Conflict Speech Preparation Worksheet
206(1)
Pronunciation Tip: Contractions
207(2)
Thinking on Your Feet
209(8)
Preparing for the Impromptu Speech
211(1)
Organizing the Impromptu Speech
212(1)
Outlining the Impromptu Speech
212(2)
Guidelines for Impromptu Speaking
214(1)
Pronunciation Tip: [b], [v], and [w]
215(2)
Using Idioms and Proverbs
217(15)
Idioms with Body Parts
218(2)
Idioms with Foods
220(2)
Idioms with Colors
222(1)
Miscellaneous Idioms
223(3)
Progressive Story
226(2)
Proverbs
228(3)
Pronunciation Tip: [i] and [I]
231(1)
Speaking for Special Purposes
232(15)
Introducing a Guest Speaker
232(3)
Symposium
235(2)
Debate
237(4)
Interactive Poster Speaking
241(3)
Pronunciation Tip: [l] and [r]
244(3)
Appendix I
247(16)
Evaluation Forms
Appendix II
263
End-of-Chapter Quizzes
Answer Keys
Teacher Scripts for Listening Exercises
Answers to End-of-Chapter Quizzes

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